Lynn Tilton: "My Response To Forbes"


Yesterday Forbes published an article that discussed Patriarch Partners founder Lynn Tilton (allegedly) telling an employee "You expect me to believe that, like I’m going to believe you’re not going to cum in my mouth," among other anecdotes. Today Tilton has responded on her company website.

At a time when (1) the federal government is facing a monumental debt crisis and is on the brink of a shutdown, (2) unemployment in the U.S. continues to hover at around 9%, (3) the housing market continues to hemorrhage value threatening our economy and the welfare of many American homeowners, (4) we are fighting three wars, (5) there is unprecedented turmoil in the middle east, (6) Japan just suffered one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in history, and (7) the European banking system is in the midst of a meltdown (just to name a few of the important issues affecting Americans and our economy), why would Forbes devote three months and countless hours of reporting, four journalists, and at least six separate stories to a relatively obscure private equity firm owned by a self-made woman whose sole mission is turning around distressed companies on the brink of going out of business and saving jobs in this country?

If there is a reasonable explanation to this question, other than a personal vendetta against me and a misguided attempt to regain relevance through sensationalistic journalism, I’d like to know.

My Response To Forbes [Patriarch Partners via BI]